Interactive Monitoring Map 

Fort McKay South

AMS 13 - Fort McKay South

The Fort McKay South Air Monitoring Station is located between the community of Fort McKay and the Syncrude Canada mine site (Latitude, Longitude: 57.149175, -111.642344). The Fort McKay South station was installed in September 2002.

The Fort McKay south station contains analyzers that continuously measure Sulphur Dioxide (SO2), Total Reduced Sulphur (TRS), Nitric Oxide (NO), Total Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx), Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2), Total Reduced Hydrocarbons (THC), Ozone (O3), Particulate Matter 2.5 (PM2.5), wind speed and direction, relative humidity,and temperature. Time integrated sampling includes Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), Particulate Matter 10 (PM10), and Particulate Matter 2.5 (PM2.5). At Fort McKay South, the WBEA also operates a precipitation sampler on behalf of Environment and Climate Change Canada.

For more information regarding the Fort McKay South Air Monitoring Station, please see the station site documentation.

Current Data

Time of Data:
2017-11-24 01:00:00 (Mountain Standard Time)
ParameterHourly AverageAlberta Ambient Air Quality Objective
SO2 0.00 ppb172 ppb
TRS 0.01 ppb10 ppb
NO 0.02 ppb
NO2 0.78 ppb159 ppb
NOX 0.80 ppb
THC 2.00 ppm
O3 26.00 ppb82 ppb
PM2.5 6.12 ug/m3
Temp @ 2m -11.14 deg. C
Wind Speed @ 10m 5.92 km/h
Wind Dir. @ 10m 300.40 deg.

All air quality monitoring data displayed on this site by the Wood Buffalo Environmental Association is directly from monitoring equipment output signals. Displayed data is generally indicative of ambient conditions, however, it has not been reviewed, validated, nor processed for baseline drift and other fluctuations by qualified technicians. Final processed and validated data values may vary from values displayed on this site. A displayed value of 'n/d' indicates air monitoring data is not available at the corresponding time due to scheduled maintenance and/or instrument calibration. Charted data is locked to the range of the analyzer by default, and can be unlocked by the appropriate control. To access quality-checked and validated historical data, please visit the Alberta Government's airdata warehouse:

Historical Monitoring Data

PLEASE NOTE: When ambient concentrations of any pollutant WBEA measures exceeds the Alberta Ambient Air Quality Objective, WBEA has an immediate Reporting Protocol that is put into action. WBEA analyzers continuously monitor ambient air, and in the event of an exceedence the following steps are taken:

1 - The data collection system automatically sends out alarm notifications to WBEA personnel and an independent third party alarm monitoring company. 

2 - The alarm company acknowledges the incoming alarm and reports the data and supporting information such as wind conditions, locations, time, etc, to Alberta Environment & Parks (AEP) in real time, or as soon as becoming aware of it.

3 - AEP uses the data and information from WBEA to follow up as appropriate.